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. >>> the u.s. is poised to expand aid to syrian rebels. secretary of state, john kerry, is expected to offer nonlethal assistance, as he meets with opposition leaders in rome today. the u.s. remained opposed to providing arms. but body armor and vehicles and gear may be supplied. americans in the region are already training opposition fighters. >>> caroline kennedy may have a high-profile diplomatic job in the administration. bloomberg news is reporting that the late president's daughter is the top contender for the next u.s. ambassador to japan. kennedy is the president's top choice. but her background check is not complete. >>> some weather this morning. there's plenty of digging out to do, now that this week's blizzard has blown through. small towns from oklahoma all the way to the great lakes, dealing with massive amounts of heavy snow. the storm is blamed for at least six deaths in kansas. and in michigan, it was enough to set a snowfall record there. that city has been buried in 53 inches of snow just this month. the old record was 46 inches. >> wow. >>> and as for today, michigan coul
the united states is not necessarily going to represent u.s. political interests. >> reporter: o'malley is one of two american names being floated. the other, timmy dolan who scoffed at the idea. >> what about you? >> is this abc evening news or comedy central? >> reporter: and o'malley isn't holding his breath either. >> i haven't lost any sleep about it. and i have bought a round trip ticket. so i'm counting on coming home. >> reporter: in boston, it would be the religious equivalent of the red sox beating the yankees. >> we always liked boston over new york. >> it will be interesting to see how it plays out. >> reporter: both americans are long shots. popes tend to be from europe, especially italy. the last time a non-european pope was chose was 1,000 years before columbus set sail. >> i'm saying there's a chance. >> odds are not on our side. that's what i get from our report. they could go for somebody from the latin american population. they're trying to boost the catholic numbers there. a lot of ways they can go with this. no one really knows. it's just fun speculation at t
in peru to facebook and twitter and keeping close phone contact with roommates. >> ama: the u.s. embassy in peru released a kidnapping warning for merges and is working with the local authorities to find the couple. a $3,000 reward has been off erred. >> a tri-city gun buyback was so popular many people were left hanging on to guns they no longer wanted. the event involved palo alto, east palo alto, and menlo park. police paid hundred for hand guns and 300 for assault weapons. one man collected $1,400. >> a duck hunter, and i've been hunting since i was ten years old. a lot of these rifles and shotguns, we department use -- you don't use rifles for duck hunts but i also deer hunt. i just decided don't want to collect guns anymore. >> in palo alto, the group, protect the children, which raised the money for the buyback, held an antigun rally. the pa $2,000 collected was gone in two and a half hours, leaving many people in line what wanted to sell their guns. >> san francisco fire crews are credited with stopping a house fire that raced through this house. one person was rescued from the s
contact with roommates. >> ama: the u.s. embassy in peru released a kidnapping warning for merges and is working with the local authorities to find the couple. a $3,000 reward has been off erred. >> a tri-city gun buyback was so popular many people were left hanging on to guns they no longer wanted. the event involved palo alto, east palo alto, and menlo park. police paid hundred for hand guns and 300 for assault weapons. one man collected $1,400. >> a duck hunter, and i've been hunting since i was ten years old. a lot of these and shotguns, we department use -- you don't use rifles for duck hunts but i also deer hunt. i just decided don't want to collect guns anymore. >> in palo alto, the group, protect the children, which raised the money for the buyback, held an antigun rally. the pa $2,000 collected was gong many people in line what wanted to sell their guns. >> san francisco fire crews are credited with stopping a house fire that raced through this house. one person was rescued from the second level of the home and was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries. the cause o
mortality in the u.s. by 33% since 1990. help us continue serving the millions of women and men with breast cancer who still need us every day. register for the 3-day now. (woman) it's just been an amazing, amazing journey. i love these people. ♪ and it's beautiful >>> this morning on "world news now," breaking news. a defiant north korea launches another nuclear test. >> this bomb had more power than previous tests and could spark strong reaction from world leaders. it's tuesday, february 12th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> and good tuesday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm diana perez. this is the third nuclear test and is a slap in the face to countries who have been trying to prevent north korea from becoming a nuclear power. we'll go live to tokyo in a moment, but first some of the other stories we're following this morning. >>> our other top story. the future of the church after the pope's rare resignation. questions, reaction and a look at who might succeed him. >> this was something no one expected. there were some clues to suggest maybe he was think
at abcnews.com. >>> well, the u.s. has reportedly embarked in its deepest involvement in syria since the start of the conflict. "the new york times" reports that the u.s. is training opposition rebels and today, secretary of state john kerry is expected to extend another helping hand. here's abc's martha raddatz. >> reporter: this would be the first time the u.s. has given aid to the military side of the opposition forces. i'm told it could be anything from communications gear, to medical supplies to body armor to armored vehicles. even if it's just communications gear or medical gear, which is more likely, that would be a significant shift for the u.s. and could be a big boost to opposition groups. it's expected that the new secretary of state john kerry will announce this in rome as part of his first overseas trip. there will be no weapons. syria is awash in weapons already. the u.s. has always been wary of giving weapons for fear they would end up in the wrong hands. the rebels we and others are dealing with have been vetted, but as we know, some of the other rebel groups are affi
, the u.s. supreme court is scheduled to review prop 8 and the defense of marriage act which denies fell benefits to gay and lesbian married couples. >> california teenagers could soon face another rule behind the wheel and what is up for debate. >> the first friday of oakland is marred by gun violence, the changes now coming to the arts festival if light of a deadly shooting. an) 3 days of walking to give a breast cancer survivor a lifetime-- that's definitely a fair trade. whoo! you walk with friends, you meet new friends, and you keep those friendships. it was such a beautiful experience. (woman) ♪ and it's beautiful ♪ undeniable (woman) why walk 60 miles in the boldest breast cancer event in history? because everyone deserves a lifetime. visit the3day.org to register or to request more information today. ♪ burning like a fire ♪ building up from deep inside it was 3 days of pure joy. susan g. komen's investments in early detection and treatment have helped reduce breast cancer mortality in the u.s. by 33% since 1990. help us continue serving the millions of women and men with
. that's how prevalent this is. by the way, apparently most prevalent crime in the u.s. averaging 550,000 incidents per day, $13 billion worth of goods lost. that's $35 million a day. >> we are a nation of thieves. >> 1 in 11 people are shoplifters. >> that is so dirty. i can't believe people would do something like that. >> that is not the kind of thing i've ever even heard of. >> that's disgusting. >> we'll be back. >> if diane sawyer asks, you didn't see me. ♪ >>> thunder road. >> there we go. >>> consumer reports has ranked the top ten cars and it is not too good news for detroit. >> abc's marci gonzalez shares the results. good morning, marci. >> reporter: good morning. the consumer reports list just came out yesterday, and there were some surprises. honda is back. topping consumer reports top car picks for 2013 after being left off the list last year. >> it got some of the mojo back. >> reporter: honda roared back with three winners, the accord, odyssey and crv. but missing from this year's list are any american manufacturers. >> one thing that hurt the americans for our list
under kim jong-un, who said the test is aimed at ferocious u.s. hostility towards north korea. in december, un also successfully tested a long-range missile, capable of reaching hawaii. the white house is calling this a highly provocative act. and calling on actions from the international community. there's very little the u.s. or the u.n. can do at this point since strong sanctions are already in place. in fact, this morning, north korea is saying, we will consider search of our ships and other sanctions by the international community as an act of war. and, josh, they say it will bring on relentless retaliatory attacks. >> we will certainly keep our eye on this. martha, thank you for that. >>> meanwhile, there's word this morning of a new poll out, planned for the u.s. forces in afghanistan. the pentagon is reportedly pushing a timetable that would keep some 8,000 troops in the country after the mission officially ends next year. white house advisers have pushed for a more aggressive withdrawal. the president is expected to announce a final decision soon. >>> an outpouring of
them to live and work in the u.s. and holders could apply for legal residency or a green card within eight years and after being granted a green card they could apply for citizenship. but advocates say they can't fully support the president's proposal. >> i feel like we do support some parts. but some parts we don't. >> they say the plan's major problem is that it doesn't guarantee a pathway to citizenship, and it doesn't adequately deal with future immigrants. republican lawmakers raised some of the same concerns and added others. >> by putting these details out without addressing the future flow and by giving advantage to those who came here legally, not dealing with border security adequately, that tells us he is looking for a partisan advantage. >> marco rubio who is working on a senate plan put out a statement saying this proposal is dead on arrival. the white house says this plan would only be pitched if lawmakers don't act quickly. >> he says it is dead on arrival if proposed. let's make sure it is not proposed. >> abc7 news. >>> san francisco police reveal the same man may ha
: these are the first images of rescue efforts for the carnival "triumph." the u.s. coast guard monitoring the cruising come los us flo floating dead in the water, 150 miles off the coast of mexico. >> the ship is adrift. they are operating on emergency power. they're currently in deep water and not near any hazards to navigation. >> reporter: the ship even bigger than the titanic was bobbing like a 100,000 ton cork after a fire blew out its four engines. normally a sparkling city on the sea, but now, conditions are turning horrendous. after 36 hours, garbage is piling up. no air conditioning. many toilets not working. >> they have no running water, i mean, it's pitiful. >> reporter: brett's wife bethany is aboard. >> they are all crying and hysterical. they want to go home. >> reporter: life boats from another ship brought food to the crippled "triumph." the ship has been maked by engine problems on two of its previous journeys. with the ship apparently shuddering, passenger lisa hurts snapped this picture of the stack, belching out black smoke. and jackie modisette posted this warning on facebook --
will be in the area of the economy and, diane, a big announcement on afghanistan in bringing u.s. troops home. the president will announce that more than half of those now in afghanistan will be home by this time next year. >> going to be a big speech tonight. i want to bring in "good morning america" co-anchor and anchor of "this week" george stephanopoulos, jon will be covering it, we will be here together, george. how challenging do you expect the president's tone to be? >> reporter: very. because the president believes he's coming into this more popular than house republicans and with the public approving of his general approach to creating jobs, investing in jobs right now, lowering the deficit over the long-term with a mix of spending cuts and revenue increases. and the president knows there's a big showdown coming up. these automatic across the board spending cuts kick in on march first. government could shout down at the end of march. you talk to both sides right now, that is coming. so, the president wants to make the best case tonight. it will be a confrontational case. >> and senat
. and we have reported here, of course, on balloon accidents back here in the u.s., as well. in fact, last year alone, 15 of them. this one, just last month in san diego, the view from inside the basket as this balloon crash-lands. tonight, abc's cecilia vega with an air balloon pilot who investigated hundreds of crashes as an faa inspector. she watched the video with him today. >> reporter: have you ever seen anything like this? >> no, no. happens pretty fast and they're going to hit really hard. it would be like jumping off a ten-story building. looking at how much smoke you had and how fast it developed, it looked like a pretty intense fire. i would guess that the major injuries are occurring there before they even get to the ground. >> reporter: they have any chance? >> looking at the flames, i don't think so. >> reporter: from looking at this, can you -- do you have any sense of what caused this? >> if i were investigating this, that's the first thing i look at, the aircraft. to see if i can see fuel lines that are clearly not hooked up to the tanks, so you know that would be the culp
media partner reports that the captain has filed a lawsuit against the u.s. department of homeland security claiming his civil rights were violated when he was not allowed to renew his license. the board found him at fault for crashing a cargo ship into a tower of the bay bridge in 2007. 53,000 gallons of thick fuel spilled into the bay. >> it has been a busy to days for specialized team in the fire department. they are trained for precise urban rescues but rarely get a chance to perform. now we are live in san jose with this story you will see only on abc7 news. the san jose fire department rescue team was behind me an hour ago rescuing a man who was trapped in a tree 30' above the river. they trained for these type of search-and-rescue operations but they rarely perform them. in the last 24 hours alone they have made two of these rescues. it took 20 men to pull this man to safety after he was clinging to a tree branch for five hours 30' over the river in san jose. he was running from people when he jumped over the bridge to safety but landed 6' down in a tree below. >> he called
a superpower pope from the u.s. is unlikely and he dismissed the idea. with diane sawyer. >> what are the odds of a north american and you were asked, what about you? >> is this abc evening news or comedy central? >> reporter: it will be a momentous and mysterious process set in motion today by the quiet historic words of the servant of the servant of god, as they say, a man who simply decided it was time. >> our thanks to terry moran. >>> coming up next, she's only just cracked her 20s but has her second oscar nod. for "silver linings playbook." jennifer lawrence on fame, parties and that slippery ladder of hollywood stardom. [ male announcer ] at his current pace, bob will retire when he's 153, which would be fine if bob were a vampire. but he's not. ♪ he's an architect with two kids and a mortgage. luckily, he found someone who gave him a fresh perspective on his portfolio. and with some planning and effort, hopefully bob can retire at a more appropriate age. it's not rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. [ coughs ] [ baby crying ] ♪ [ male announcer ] robitussin®
an u.s. president has won an academy award. if daniel day lewis doesn't win the best actor, you'll hear the screams emanate to where you are. >> abc's oscars coverage begins tonight at 7:00 p.m. eastern. >>> and the forecast for the red carpet is positive for the day. let's get more on that from ginger zee. >> slightly windy. let's start in worcester, massachusetts, they have had already three feet this month. they're getting more, three to five inches. some snow in portland, maine. boston, just a little bit. temperatures behind it, aren't too terrible. pittsburgh, 36. 35 for detroit. until 3:00 p.m., los angeles has a wind warning, advisories out around the region. something to note if you plan on watching, some of the hair blowing around and some of the dresses, too. morning, 50s. afternoon high, 71. >>> we'll take a look at some of the record heat that happened in florida. coming up in the next half-hour. >> ginger, thank you. >>> many pet owners could probably relate to this next story. there's an obesity epidemic among animals. >> there's actually a fat camp for dogs. it seems to b
new support. major u.s. companies are expected to sign a legal brief arguing that the ban on same-sex marriage is bad for business. among the companies expected to sign the brief are cupertino's apple, menlo park facebook, san jose's cisco systems and intel. the legal brief will go to the supreme court which is set to hear arguments on whether it is constitutional next month. as we first told you yesterday, prominent republicans are also sending a similar brief to the high court, including hewlett-packard c.e.o. and former candidate for governor whether meg whitman. a video this morning after police responded to protesters at a city council meeting. in santa cruz they are reeling from the loss of two veteran police officers this morning. new video just in from the scene shows the extend of the shootout. >> live from the newsroom the man suspected in the shootings has a criminal history and dating back five years. the officers murdered leave behind families and distinguished years. >> sue hall from abc7 traffic center, metering lights are on and traffic is backing to the maze may b
. only 100,000 people in the u.s. suffer from it. the hope is the device can be used to treat millions who can't see. >> i really think the future for this is going to be big. >> that really is incredible. and it did not come cheap at all, $100 million in public money and $100 million in private money to get to that technology. >> two clinical trials, 20 years of trying this. and this is the kind of story you always hear about some kind of development to help people who don't have an arm or leg, but sight is one of the most precious things that we have. to be able to finally, at least to some degree, recover that, that has to be incredible for those people. i can't even imagine. >> props to our tech and medical personnel. that made that woman's life a whole lot better. >>> still ahead, it used to be a dark and shadowy kind of world. >> but thanks to a popular book series is now coffee talk. a look at real life "50 shades of grey" coming up next. >>> "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. ♪ >>> it is called mommy porn. the steamy trilogy "50 shades of grey" that
president obama today. former staff sergeant clint romesha led the effort to retake a remote u.s. outpost in a firefight in 2009 that left eight american soldiers dead. the father of three will be the first lady's guest at the state of the union tonight. >>> and some great news about lindsey vonn, american skiing legend. she just underwent surgery for the knee ligaments she tore here. in a nasty crash in austria. her surgeon, by the way, couldn't be more positive. he said, all went well. he expects her to fully recover in time for the winter olympics next year. lindsey vonn figures to be back. >> so great. >> it's great. >> sure is. >> thank you, josh. >> rachel, "pop news." welcome back. >> a little pop action. thanks for having me, guys. we mentioned this earlier this morning, more on it now. one pop star noticeably missing from last night's grammys, well, justin bieber. he scheduled a live stream to chat with fans during the awards show. the only problem, beliebers overpopulated the site, crashing the stream. >> oh, no. >> so, you know, he made this video instead, of course, shirtless.
's a very good chance i won't be winning. >> reporter: no actor playing an u.s. president has won an academy award. who knows? it could be a revolution. if daniel day-lewis doesn't win the best actor, you'll hear the screams that emanate from this place all the way where you are, bianna. >> i believe that, chris. thank you. abc's oscars coverage begins tonight at 7:00 p.m. eastern. 4:00 pacific. on monday "good morning america's" oscar party with the stars. will be paxed with interviews with the winners and the losers and on stage and off. >>> and the forecast for the red carpet is positive for the day. let's get more on that from ginger zee. >> it's slightly windy. that's the only thing. but let's start in worcester, massachusetts, where we have more snow. they have had already three feet this month. they're getting more, three to five inches today. this little bit in the northeast will problem some in portland, oregon -- oregon? i'm on the wrong side of the country. maine. boston, just a little bit. that's going to pull away. temperatures behind it, aren't too terrible. pittsburgh, 36. 35
me that he's aware of the economic sanctions. led by the u.s. >> lots of people in iran are under pressure of -- >> reporter: you're feeling the economic pressure? >> yes. >> reporter: and it's not just the young boys here who shared their opinions, as we traveled through the city, to the markets, there was this mother who turned to her daughter to to speak about the sanctions. >> the pressure is on the people. >> reporter: the people of iran? the families of iran. >> yeah. >> reporter: when we heard "welcome to iran" too many times to count. we could hear the music through his headphones. this is enrique iglesias here in iran. which brings us back to that school that had so many questions for me. do i see "american idol"? have you seen american idol? >> yes. >> reporter: who's your favorite contestant on "american idol"? >> jennifer lopez. >> reporter: she's a judge. amidst the laughter, they know that our countries haven't gotten along. since before they were born. what would you say to president obama? >> be friendly with iran. >> reporter: and from the father waiting to pick u
breast cancer mortality in the u.s. by 33% since 1990. help us continue serving the millions of women and men with breast cancer who still need us every day. register for the 3-day now. (woman) it's just been an amazing, amazing journey. i love these people. ♪ and it's beautiful >> live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> good morning, on this monday. this is a live picture looking at both sides of the bay. it is clear and cold. thanks for joining us. i am kristen sze. >> the camera is bouncing back. is there wind out there? >> in the hills we do. when you get to the valleys it is calm. that is why we have frost developing in the north bay and east bay. you can see how dry the air is. and how far out to sea the clouds are. that is where they will stay with a land breeze developing overnight bringing us temperatures near normal and not above. the bay is starting off 340 to 45 in the low-to-mid 50's during lunch and upper 50's to low 60's at 4:00. inland we have a few frosty spots 31 to 39 from now until 7:00, and warming from the throw mid-50's by noon and average
airs tonight in prime time on two u.s. cable networks. >> singer celine has performed in mandarin as part of the new year show welcoming in the lunar new year. (inaudible lyrics). >> a super traditional song i learned, and she did a great job, the first performance was a rendition of the folk song jasmine flower. she performed "my heart will go on" the song from "titanic" that made her a household name in china. >> at 6:00 we are continuing to follow breaking news from the vatican. pope benedict xvi announcing the resignation overnight with the reason he is stepping down ahead and the man many believe who will replace him. >> the lights go down on bay area freeways and that is making a long ys of walking to give a breast cancer survivor a lifetime-- that's definitely a fair trade. it was such a beautiful experience. (jessica lee) ♪ and it's beautiful (woman) why walk 60 miles in the boldest breast cancer event in history? because your efforts help komen serve millions of women and men facing breast cancer every year. visit the3day.org to register or to request more information t
of that tight family, my tandem pilot for the day, one of the best from the u.s. >> we're going to flown. >> reporter: have you flown in clom can by ya before? >> nope. that's our first voyage. >> both of our maiden voyage. >> reporter: the conditions with perfect. i'm just preparing and have to get ready with my tandem flier. to do that. not that, but there was no time to worry, we need to get ready to launch. looking up. ready? >> reporter: once we're up, we don't just rocket into the sky, we have to find fuller fuel and that starts really close to the mountainside. within minutes other pilots start to swarm. to gain altitude we ride the thermal or pockets of heat billowing from the sun-soaked land beneath and we're touching the clouds, a meteorologist's dream. surrounded by 150 paragliders, this is called the launch gaggle kind of like the starting line of a marathon when everyone is stretching but here they're feeling out the air. and then the race begins. the bee hive of swirlers takes off to up 50 miles an hour and within minutes the once bustling sky is empty. three hours later we
with their roommates and with their parents. >> the u.s. embassy in peru recently issued a kidnapping warning for americans and is working with local authorities to help find the couple. a $3,000 reward has been offered for information lead to go their whereabouts. it is 5:10 on this sunday morning. very different commute into the station this morning. no windshield moisture, no moisture. >> and a spring warmup. winds of 22 miles an hour near the airport and that allows temperatures to stay in the 50s in some neighbors. still the temperatures are dropping into the valleys. we are in for a warmup this afternoon. that's coming up. >> thank you, lisa. a horrific wreck at daytona just more than 200 fans. see how it impacts today's daytona 500, the biggest race of the year. and another twist in the story of oscar business almost tastes like one of jack's cereals. fiber one. uh, forgot jack's cereal. [ jack ] what's for breakfast? um... try the number one! yeah, this is pretty good. male announcer ] over a third of a day's fiber. fiber one. ♪ shimmy, shimmy chocolate. ♪ shimmy, shimmy chocolate
's bloody civil war. "the new york times" reports the u.s. is already training rebels at an undisclosed base in the middle east. secretary of state john kerry is meeting with syrian rebel leaders in rome today. >>> and the union boss considered the most powerful woman in mexico is under arrest today. accused of embezzling some $200 million. she ran mexico's teachers union. and allegedly used the money for plastic surgery and mansions in california, as well as a private jet. >>> and near detroit, a suspected gas line explosion leveled 1 house, damaged 35 others. one person was killed in the blast. a blast so powerful, it was heard and felt several miles away. >>> and it is being called the first human mission to mars. millionaire space tourist, dennis tito, wants to send two people to the red planet on a 500-day journey. still has to work out a few kinks, like modifying a space capsule to keep the two people alive. >> oh. >> just a minor kink to work out. he is convinced it will be feasible by 2018. says he wants to use a married couple, saying it's less likely that they'll get lonely. and co
. the sensibility seemed designed to deliver the u.s. mail. we saw your boobs in the movie that we saw we saw your boobs ♪ >> how's it going? >> oh, good god in heaven. oh, hell ri they're going to gie it to anne. >> reporter: to getting a kissoff from captain kirk. >> the show's a diz disaster. >> what do you mean? it's going fine. >> no, it's not. >> reporter: he may have overserved the audience a little. >> i would argue that the actor who really got inside lincoln's head was john wilkes booth. really? 150 years and it's still too soon. >> reporter: then in the home stretch, the zingers found their mark. >> they remember when this town was nothing but cocaine trees as far as the eye could see. >> reporter: or aimed at himself. >> you guys have made beautiful, inspiring movies. i made "ted." your move i haves are here to receive awards. my movie is in red boxes in front of grocery stores being urinated on but bums. >> reporter: sitting fn an inventive hosting gig that was not always silky smooth but certainly stayed the course. [ cheers and applause ] >> and chris is here with us along with ra
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